Sylvia Fountaine has been part of the culinary arts for almost two decades. She was the owner of the thriving Mizuna Restaurant and later established her successful catering business for years. A regular food columnist in the local newspaper, she resides in Washington State and is a full-time food blogger with a knack for photography. With vast experience in the food business, Sylvia has learned the art and craft of cooking the right way— simple and smart.
Over the years, Sylvia has been able to muster up the confidence to teach and preach her knowledge of cooking to others who perhaps don’t have much time or brains to create healthy and tasteful recipes. Blogging and content creation helps her explore the side of her that wants to spread her message about food and how to eat right for nutrition.
As an advocate of a wholesome, plant-based diet, she believes that food plays a crucial role in feeling and looking your best at any age. Hence learning the right tips and tricks to make cooking more fun and nutritious is very important to her. According to the cooking maestro, “Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, stressful, or require hours of time. Wholesome meals can be easy and approachable without compromising flavor or beauty. My goal is to help you feel successful in the kitchen, and perhaps cooking can even become the best, most relaxing, and creative part of your day- a joy instead of a chore.”
Cook simple and smart
Sylvia shares that as most of us live in mixed households, cooking simple and smart is the way to go. Using adaptable recipes that suit different types of eaters like vegans and meat-eaters can save a lot of time and make cooking seem enjoyable. It’s a smart world, so why not make your cooking smart?
Opt for healthy, easy recipes
Opting for healthy, easy recipes can make cooking more fun and nutritious. There is a list of healthy, easy dinner recipes on Sylvia’s website that are specifically curated to make cooking simpler for people who don’t have much time for it. These time-saving healthy recipes are ready to be served in just 30 minutes! Check them out here.
Find your motivation for cooking
Many of us would rather have someone cook for us than set up a meal ourselves. If you are one of those, it is important to find your motivation for cooking before getting your hands on it. Cooking is therapeutic and can be one of the most creative things you do during the day. Try to change your mindset towards it and improve your experience in the kitchen with Sylvia’s amazing recipes. Maybe involving friends and family in the process can make it more enjoyable? Perhaps taking your taste buds international can help? Find your motivation and stir it up in the freshly baked pasta- or whatever it is you crave!
Know that cooking is not a chore but an experience
Cooking can be one of the most grounding things to do. This simple effort of pouring health and goodness inside you can make you feel connected to yourself and cared for. Health begins in the kitchen and when you invest time, effort, and positive energy in the process, you are sure to reap its efforts. This is why Sylvia constantly educates her followers to find joy in cooking and perceive it as a wonderful self-care experience rather than a chore that needs to be done.
While these mind-shift changes shared by Sylvia are great for those looking to change their relationship with food and cooking, you must gain inspiration from the top chef and her tantalizing recipes on her blog. Check it out here, and be prepared to see the shift in your mind, body, and soul.
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